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Poster: andrecastro Date: Mar 26, 2012 3:42pm
Forum: audio Subject: Re: How to prevent audio track downloads?

if you want to prevent listeners from downloading the recordings why to you upload them to archive.org?

But, by the way: what is the point of "sharing" something online which cannot be downloaded and used creatively by the whole online community? Maybe its just me, but I thought internet was about sharing...but maybe not.

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Poster: rsachi Date: Mar 26, 2012 5:11pm
Forum: audio Subject: Re: How to prevent audio track downloads?

Thanks for asking why. We are uploading old family recordings on a webpage with photos, narrative etc., thereby creating a fine listening experience much like a fine dining experience. Downloading the music would be akin to asking for a take-out meal, which goes against our intended way of sharing old memories. We have a mixed audience: those who merely want to fill up their Teradrives with downloaded music, but many who also want to stay on the page and savour the content.

Sharing a book in a reading session is different from giving out copies, right? Hope this clarifies. Thanks!

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Poster: andrecastro Date: Mar 26, 2012 11:24pm
Forum: audio Subject: Re: How to prevent audio track downloads?

Yes, sharing a book in a reading session is different from giving out copies. However by giving digital copies of your recordings you don't loose them, you can keep them, while sharing it with others. That's the beauty of the digital.

Ultimately its up to you how you 'share' digital material. Archive.org allows for the download of the 'shared' item, and that's perhaps why many people use it to upload and search for content in it.

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